Styling A Cashmere Sweater For AW13 | Outfit For A Family Birthday Party

Coral sweater, statement necklace, white mini skirt & plum boots
A cashmere sweater is one of those special luxuries that I’ve often dreamt about, and a good quality one in your favourite colour (not just this year’s on-trend colour) is a classic that should see you through many seasons. Today and tomorrow I’ll show you two very different ways of styling this beautiful coral boyfriend sweater from Pure Collection – starting today with how I wore it to a family birthday party!

Coral is possibly one of my all-time favourite colours, and this relaxed fit round neck sweater in the softest cashmere is perfect for any time of year. My great nephew turned two the other week, so for my party outfit I layered my sweater over a white mini dress and teamed it with purple tights and knee high boots – creating an absolutely delicious colour combination in the process. To dress it up a little I added a statement necklace, simple gold rings and a chunky white watch… and I loved the result. This sweater really lends itself to layering, and the colour is so pretty.

I can see myself wearing it a lot as the fit is perfect, and as you’d expect from cashmere, incredibly soft; it’s also nice to have some knitwear that won’t be too hot for a British spring (or summer)! Do come back tomorrow for my second post to see how I styled the sweater for a business meeting.

Do you own any cashmere, and are you in awe of it like me? Let me know in the comments!

Coral sweater, white mini skirt & plum boots
Coral sweater & statement necklace
Red hair, coral sweater & statement necklace

Catherine x

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Shop my look! My necklace is a few years old, so I’ve included some lustworthy beauties currently on the market ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweater: c/o Pure Collection, Necklace: Asos, Dress: F+F at Tesco, Tights: Unknown, Boots: Zalando, Bag: Next, Watch: Fossil, Rings: Asos, Nails: Models Own Dream Stream

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  1. November 19, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    You are wearing a skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, fabulousssssssssssss
    I thought I was following you on bloglovin, but I wasnยดt arrrrrrrrrr( i am getting the hand of it), but Now, I AM, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Are you?

    • November 20, 2013 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks Sacramento! Yes I follow everyone on Bloglovin – to be honest I don't know how else anybody follows blogs…?!

  2. November 19, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    I love the color combination in this outfit. Your necklace is fabulous!

  3. November 19, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    I admire your ability of putting colours together I wouldn't even have thought of! You look gorgeous!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • November 20, 2013 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you Annette – though I have to admit I don't think about the colours so much, more What is clean, and Do I want to wear a dress or trousers. The colours are pretty much an afterthought! xx

  4. November 19, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    I am in awe of cashmere, and love the feel of it. I have a cashmere cardigan that's my favorite forever. Love this coral on you! xo

  5. November 19, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    I'm finding it difficult to select one or two pieces from your outfit that I love the most!! I love all of it. I don't own any cashmere but I can only imagine how soft it is. Looking forward to see the rest of your style choices.

    • November 20, 2013 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you Audrey – I used to work for a luxury cashmere brand years and years ago, so I've always known how soft it is, but never owned any before. I feel so lucky to have some cashmere of my own at last!

  6. November 19, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    You can't beat a good cashmere jumper and yours is a fabulous colour. As for the necklace, love it!

    X x

  7. November 19, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    Your sweater is definitely lovely, Catherine…but for me it's the boots that are truly awe-inspiring!! How stunning are these??!!! I doubt we wear the same size, otherwise I'd be begging for a "hand-me-down!!" ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • November 20, 2013 / 2:05 pm

      Hehe thanks Monika – I actually bought them at the end of last spring (still winter, really), but never really got a chance to wear them because it then got hot really quickly. So I'm so glad I get to wear them now!!

  8. November 19, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous colours in this outfit, Catherine! Can't wait to see your next post on how to style this beautiful jumper ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. November 20, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    You are absolutely rocking those purple tights and boots!! Wow..beautiful outfit and so true that a good cashmere sweater can add so much to any wardrobe.

    • November 20, 2013 / 2:07 pm

      Aww thanks sweetie – my niece called them my "Daphne from Scooby Doo" boots: she remembers the movie more than the cartoon (and she did wear boots very much like these!!) x

  10. November 20, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    Im hoping santa is going to slip a little cashmere number in my stocking this year.
    Loving the coral colour!

  11. November 20, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    The outfit is GREAT and I am so smitten with that fabulous necklace. Very nice! You're rocking those boots too! I Stopping by from Wardrobe Weds. & inviting you to link up this look on my latest style linkup. XO!


  12. November 20, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    What a beautiful colour on you, stunning. I need to invest in a cashmere sweater. And the boots are to die for. X

  13. November 20, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Ohhh wow, that's a great color mix. But for me the highlight is your necklace. Great!! And the color of the sweater fits perfectly to your hair color. I'm looking forward to the businesspost. I have some cashmere cardigans and think they are the perfect companion for this season. Conny
    Pants and Tops

    • November 26, 2013 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you Conny – I debated whether the coral colour would be too much with my bright hair, but I needn't have feared as I think the colour complements my hair :))

  14. November 22, 2013 / 12:14 am

    wow! i love your outfit! that whole color combo is just awesome! great job!

  15. November 23, 2013 / 7:43 am

    This outfitroves to me how good you are. Gosh this is so nice. Never in a million years would I have thought of this. All the pieces are right. The colour in the necklace picks up the tights and boots. The tights and boots make the coral sweater even better. And that gorgeous bag has a white bit, which comes back in the skirt. Sigh… So good.

    • November 26, 2013 / 11:20 pm

      Aww thank you Greetje – always love your observations and comments…! xx

  16. November 24, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    I love cashmere! I think they do wonders. Keep me warm yet so soft to touch =)
    I like how you styled this look with a cool looking boots! Nice shade too =)

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